Famous Swedish Guitarists

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Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')
Björn Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

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Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)
Yngwie Malmsteen
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Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

A Swedish electric guitarist/ neo-classical metal artist, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen rose to popularity in the 1980s and has, since then, released over 22 studio albums in his four decades of career till now. His solo debut album Rising Force, which won a nomination at the 1986 Grammy Awards, is regarded a significant release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

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Tobias Forge
(Musician)
Tobias Forge
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Birthdate: March 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden
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Per Gessle
(Swedish Pop Singer Known as the Primary Songwriter and One Half of the Swedish Pop Rock Duo 'Roxette')
Per Gessle
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Birthdate: January 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Per Gessle is a Swedish singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as one half of the famous pop rock duo Roxette, which he founded alongside Marie Fredriksson in 1986. Roxette achieved international success before its disbandment in 2019 following Fredriksson's death.

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José González
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Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Mikael Åkerfeldt
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Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Peter Tägtgren
(Musician)
Peter Tägtgren
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grangärde, Sweden
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Fredrik Thordendal
(Guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the acclaimed progressive metal act Meshuggah.)
Fredrik Thordendal
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Birthdate: February 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden
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John Norum
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
John Norum
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Birthdate: February 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vardø

John Norum is a Norwegian-Swedish rock guitarist best known as the co-founder of the popular Swedish rock band Europe. Apart from contributing to the success of Europe, John Norum has also had a successful solo career. Some of his solo albums like Total Control and Play Yard Blues have achieved success and fame. 

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Christopher Amott
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Birthdate: November 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden
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Daniel Erlandsson
(Best known as the drummer in the band Arch Enemy.)
Daniel Erlandsson
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Birthdate: May 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malmö
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Mikael Stanne
(Vocalist)
Mikael Stanne
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Birthdate: May 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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John Levén
(Guitarist)
John Levén
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Birthdate: October 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Peter Jöback
(Singer, Musical artist)
Peter Jöback
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Birthdate: June 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Peter Jöback is a Swedish actor, singer, and musical artist. A critically acclaimed performer, Jöback is renowned for his musical skills as well as his performances on stage. Peter Jöback has played important roles in popular musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera and The Witches of Eastwick.

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Magnus Karlsson
(Musician)
Magnus Karlsson
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Birthdate: November 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sweden
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Cornelis Vreeswijk
(Singer-songwriter, Poet and Actor.)
Cornelis Vreeswijk
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Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: IJmuiden, Netherlands
Died: November 12, 1987
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Rutger Gunnarsson
(Musician, Record producer)
Rutger Gunnarsson
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Birthdate: February 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden
Died: April 30, 2015
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Leif Edling
(Musician)
Leif Edling
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Birthdate: August 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sweden
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Niklas Almqvist
(Guitarist)
Niklas Almqvist
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Birthdate: January 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Säter, Dalarna, Sweden
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Christofer Johnsson
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Birthdate: August 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upplands Väsby, Sweden
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Robert Dahlqvist
(Guitarist)
Robert Dahlqvist
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Birthdate: April 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uddevalla, Sweden
Died: February 1, 2017
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Kristian Wåhlin
(Musician, Graphic designer)
Kristian Wåhlin
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Birthdate: December 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Thomas G:son
(Composer)
Thomas G:son
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Birthdate: February 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
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Tom S. Englund
(Musician, Singer)
Tom S. Englund
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Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swedish
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Oscar Dronjak
(Guitarist, founder of the power metal band HammerFall)
Oscar Dronjak
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Birthdate: January 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mölndal, Sweden
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Johan Edlund
(Singer Guitarist)
Johan Edlund
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Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Tomas Ledin
(Singer, Songwriter)
Tomas Ledin
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Birthdate: February 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rätan, Östersund, Sweden

Tomas Ledin is a Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for competing at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980 where he represented Sweden with the song Just nu! In 2019, Edward af Sillén directed a jukebox musical film titled A Piece of My Heart which housed Tomas Ledin's songs. 

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Nova Miller
(Singer)
Nova Miller
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Birthdate: July 29, 2001
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish singer and TikTok star Nova Miller is best known for hits such as Girls Like Us and Supernova. Born to a bassist father and a flutist mother, Miller was no stranger to music as a child. Apart from vocals, she is also proficient in the guitar and other instruments.